About the Company
NonCents theatre company acknowledges we won’t be making money any time soon but hopes you will get a kick of this nonsense comedy tirade. We focus on serious topics presented in non-serious ways.
Joseph Burdi is a Toronto-based Dramaturg, Director, Devisor, and Theatre Artist. He looks to make work that is inspired by the events of the world as he sees them, takes substantial risks, and uses the principles and values of queerness in the creation process. Past credits include dramaturg for The Ashley Plays (2017), Telling Tales Out of School (2016-17), Lost City of Alanis, and And Everything in Between, director for Midnight Rubes at Social Capital Theatre as part of The Inaugural Short Short Play Festival and Chaperone Blues and A Nondenominational Holiday Party for the Lonely at Unit 102 as part of Operation 24, & Devisor for Carrying and Cerebral Complex. He hopes that you enjoy Jennaration Y as much as he enjoyed working on it. A Big Thanks to Jenna for her generosity and humour that made each rehearsal more enjoyable than the last, Shannon for her patience, organization, and clarity – without whom this would not be running as smoothly and effectively as it is, and Theresa for her guidance, which propelled us forward to the stars.
Shannon Farrell would like to thank Jenna for the opportunity to be working on her show. She swears she is not as abused as the show tells. Shannon is a fourth year Deviser/Stage Manager/Playwright, she is also one of the Production Managers for this years Devised Theatre Festival. So if there’s anyone Jenna should really be answering to…
Raechel’s artistic and performance interests are all over the map, from dancing hula (Spirit of Aloha Ohana Hula) to live improvisational video art (Sirens of Shanti, Uncanny: a Telematic n(O)tpera), designing interactive audience participation systems (Nudity, Free Beer, Good for Kids), providing dramaturgical assistance to emerging playwrights (The Concept, Stage Manager’s Guide to Dating Assholes), all the way to parenting three teenagers (Lydia, Bradley and Amelia — get your stuff together, let’s go!) She credits studying Devised Theatre, Dramaturgy and Digital Media at York with giving her a second lease on life.
Jenna MacNeil is your average neighborhood theatre creator. She aims to present everyday struggles with comedic elements and plans to do so through sketch comedy, stand-up, world domination, and improvisation. She hopes to make the world a better place, one bad joke at a time. If you are interested in learning more about Jenna MacNeil check out http://www.youtube.com/jennablank. For romantic inquiries, catch her after the show. Previous performance credits include The Vagina Monologues, I fear(ed), and The Stage Managers Guide to Dating Assholes. Thanks to those who believed in her and even more thanks to those who didn’t. Thanks for coming folks, enjoy the show!
Adam MacWha is a fourth year Set and Costume Design and Production Student. Before coming to York he attended Georgian College in Barrie Ontario where he studied Fine Art. He changed his career path to experiment with and create three-dimensional interactive art. He specializes in lighting tech, carpentry, scenic paint and set design. Adam hopes to develop his career and own a carpentry shop with resources at hand to pursue his own artistic interests, as well as theatrical contracts.
Theresa Ohanian – MFA Mentor
Theresa Ohanian is an American director, actor and creator who is happy to call Toronto home. Focusing mainly on new works and revised classics, Theresa is currently directing her original play Fallen through York University’s Vanier College Theatre, running March 30 – April 2. She would like to take the opportunity to thank the colleagues, classmates and friends that have made her time at York University an amazing adventure and Jenna MacNeil for her inspiring show!